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Grateful Dead Live at Honolulu Civic Auditorium on 1970-01-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Honolulu Civic Auditorium on 1970-01-24

Topics Live concert

Cumberland Blues, Cold Rain & Snow, Me & My Uncle, King Bee, Mason's Children, Black Peter, Good Lovin', Dancin' In The Streets

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Honolulu Civic Auditorium
Location Honolulu, HI

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD: MC > cassette > DAT > CD > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by Seth Kaplan


SBD: MC > cassette > DAT > CD > SHN; T06 (Black Peter): subsecond dropout/splice @ 7:44; T07 (Good Lovin'): cuts right before last verse; via Seth Kaplan, upload by G.S. Hamilton


Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2016
Subject: Billy's spirit home

Billy talks a lot about Hawaii in his book but has no memory of the three Hawaii '70 shows (they did these two and came back in June for a one-off). With a bunch of other bands on the bill, it's just one set and one of TC's last shows. The next shows were at New Orleans, when the band got busted down on Bourbon Street. TC played all/part of those and then left.

The show starts a bit lifeless until the decent Mason's Children. Somehow there are no perfect Mason's (are there?) but of the 19 this one's okay, and the recording is better than most - it's a bonus on Workingman's (which for some reason tried to stick to 1/70) though the best is, IIRC, 2/14. They never get the lyrics straight - which is likely one reason it got dropped. Black Peter is the top moment; more uptempo than most and cool. Dancin' in the Streets is very flat and not particularly explorative.

Overall = C
2 & 1/2 Stars

Black Peter
Mason's - if you cherish them

SOURCES: No other choices here except for one track available on Workingman's. kaplan.7890 runs just slow enough to notice and sounds better at +1% pitch. There's a glitch at 7:42 in Black Peter and Good Lovin' is cut.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2016
Subject: All we need is music

Great set list
Cumberland- (Not too many as 1st set openers)
Rain & Snow-(going back to 65)
Me & My Uncle- (Bob breaks a string)
King Bee- (has that Death Don't vibe but sexy)
Mason's-(not a fan, but solid, good vocals/jam)
Black Peter-played the previous night as well
Note: Jerry stretches this one out a wee bit
with a slower tempo.
Good Lovin'-well played but does have a cut.
Dancin'-very straight forward

Articles and ads in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin for 1/22 and 1/24/70 make it clear that there were shows only on the 23rd and 24th,
with the opening bands:
The Sun And The Moon,
September Morn,
and Pilfredge Sump,
with lights by Noah's Ark.
That is a lot of bands for a show that runs from 8pm to Midnight
p.s.-The Airplane was definitely NOT on the bill.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2015
Subject: -
Awesome! Not a dark star or other one, yet a very psychedelically played show.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2012
Subject: Ditto
Great Masons, just hit rotation.
Reviewer: eaglessoar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2011
Subject: wish there was more
wish there were more tunes here, what is here is good though. masons children is probably the best ive heard it...nice work by jerry in dancing, such a different tune in the early days. cold rain and snow good too
Reviewer: batcaver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2009
Subject: Now I get Mason's Children
This is the first time I've heard a coherent version of MS - I'd written it off since first hearing it many years ago.

Most of the songs are played with amazing intensity (Black Peter would get dynamically better with age) - especialy Cumberland Blues. TC's noodling is kind of nice on CB and the feel on the WMD songs is more '69 than '70 alt country.
Reviewer: buscameby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 9, 2009
Subject: Monster Mason's
What a clean clean recording, the cleanest Mason's I've found.

The show is Island friendly, what a tough life these guys had.-lol
Reviewer: Four Winds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2008
Subject: A tropical breeze
Reviewer: Direwolfman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2008
Subject: Sweet head music
This is without a doubt a classic! Sweet sound qaulity and excellent setlist. Highly reccomend this one! Cumberland Blues caught my attention.
Reviewer: ioquacity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2007
Subject: Wow
This show is absolutely amazing. This is what I wanted to hear. January 1970 in Hawaii? Wow.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 10, 2006
Subject: Where is everyone?
Show is awesome at the peak of Pig power.
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2004
Subject: Short and sweet
Great pigpen finale - this dancin is rockin....
Reviewer: BluesforAllah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2004
Subject: An Overlooked Gem
A Nice Show (and short download).
Show has a nice mellow flow to it.
Me and My Uncle is played differently than
I've heard it before (just a bit slower) and
I like this version better. You can tell the
crowd dug what they heard. Sound quality is
awesome given that we're talking 1970.
Pigpen does a great King Bee. Pigpen
adds that element of coolness that just rounds
out a show. Some people say that Jerry and
Pigpen are dead, I say they are not- They live
on in the music they left behind. Thank you
archive, my CD collection grew by about 1000%.
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